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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2021 22:12    Post subject: Silvia's Collection  

Best wishes to all. My name is Silvia Esteves, and I am a retired science/math teacher. I took early retirement in 2019 with the hope to do some traveling with my partner, but world events put a stop to that. I have been collecting minerals for about 40 years, but seriously for only about five years.

I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

I will start with my minerals from Panasqueira, a mine I hope to visit again.

I welcome all polite criticism and comments, and I will try to post a few pictures every few days.



01 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg
 Mineral: Ferberite, Muscovite, Quartz and Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 16 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm
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This is one of my best Portuguese Ferberite specimens. It contains very lustrous bladed crystals of Ferberite to 12 cm in length. The crystals lie on a Muscovite and Siderite (rear) rich matrix. Crystals of Quartz to 9 cm long are also present.
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01 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 00:02    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Welcome, Silvia! I am looking forward to see more of your treasures.

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 00:59    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hi Silvia,

welcome to the community, nice to see another new member here. Your first specimen is really fine, also a very good photo! What are your focuses in collecting, any favourite minerals and localities? Besides Panasqueira ;-)

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 02:37    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hi Silvia

Welcome to the FMF. Do try looking at the FMF gallery feature if you want to see the photos from a locality or member. For example, by location:

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=Panasqueira&searchauthor=-&level=search (your photo is on this page too)

or by member

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?searchterms=&searchauthor=James&level=search

or even, an individual specimen

https://www.topminerals.info/index.php?level=picture&id=76869&searchterms=&searchauthor=James

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 05:41    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Welcome Silvia, and thank you for sharing with us. We had fun!
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 06:38    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hello Silvia
It is a pleasure that you want to share your pieces, it is good that you start with Panasqueira, its minerals are very good, thank you.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 08:38    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hi Silvia!

Adding my welcome to your participation in the forum. Always a treat to see what other people treasure :-)

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 11:13    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

A warm welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see more of your collection.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 11:29    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Welcome aboard to this exciting forum Silvia!
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 11:42    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Welcome to the Forum Silvia. I hope you will find it a rewarding place to spend some time. As others have mentioned, we look forward to seeing more of your collection.

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 15:28    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Tobi wrote:
Hi Silvia,

welcome to the community, nice to see another new member here. Your first specimen is really fine, also a very good photo! What are your focuses in collecting, any favourite minerals and localities? Besides Panasqueira ;-)

Best regards
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My partner and I have many specimens from many classic European localities and some from every corner of the globe.

We have 30 specimens from Panasqueira ranging in size from museum to miniature and covering all species from the mine. We have about 300 photos in all related to Panasqueira minerals, as well as over 200 site/region photos some taken by friends and family living in or near Panasqueira. So expect some nice site photos too.

We are very keen on collecting minerals with a theme, hence Panasqueira. We also like
minerals that tell us about the mineralogy/geology of the mine from which they came.

I have always been hesitant about dealing with social media, and for good reasons. Many people told me that FMF was more than just a social media site.
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 15:39    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

I am very interested in the genesis of minerals within the Panasqueira ore-body, and I have read many scientific papers on the site, some published in late 2020 and early 2021. My partner often says that rocks do speak - you just have to listen. So I will let my Panasqueira speak by showing all aspects of the specimen.


03 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg
 Mineral: Ferberite, Quartz, Muscovite, Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 16 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm
 Description:
Large blocky doubly terminated crystals of Ferberite on Muscovite with Quartz.
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03 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 15:41    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Rear of the specimen showing Siderite


04 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg
 Mineral: Ferberite, Muscovite, Quartz, Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 16 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm
 Description:
Rear of the specimen
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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2021 15:44    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Close-up photo (FOV 30 mm) of a portion of the specimen - Quartz terminations.


05 - FERBERITE CLUSTER WITH QUARTZ AND MUSCOVITE.jpg
 Mineral: Ferberite, Quartz, Muscovite, Siderite
 Dimensions: 16 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm
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FOV 30 mm
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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2021 03:07    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Wonderful specimens and outstanding photo quality, Silvia, I hope we will see a lot more :-)
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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2021 10:23    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hello Silvia,

Very nice Panasqueira specimens and great photos. Thank you for sharing these.

When posting photos to your collection page you can include up to 15 photos in the same post instead of posting each of them separately. This keeps the topic box of newest posts on the right hand portion of the page from being filled up by by one user. After including your photo and entering the required information, just press the preview button and you will be able to attach another photo. When you are done you can then submit the entire post.

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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2021 14:15    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Welcome to The Forum, Silvia

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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2021 18:36    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Hello:

I hope I have not caused a problem. I will try to add the photos as a group, but sometimes, in fact often times, after loading a photo I decide to take another a day or two later.

As I am interested in how a mineral forms within the Panasqueira ore-body, in fact all ore bodies, this requires that I take photos of a mineral from several views and a few photos taken as close-ups. These might be taken after I have already loaded a picture.

I will upload a few photos showing the mineralization within the Panasqueira ore body. My partner and I have friends in Panasqueira, and some work for Almonty,, and they have supplied some wonderful site photos - gems in fact.

I hope you understand.
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2021 14:42    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Specimen contains translucent Fluorapatite crystals to 30mm on a Muscovite crystal matrix with a 70 mm long glassy gem Quartz crystal. The specimen is also rich in crystallized Sphalerite and small Siderite crystals. Many of the Siderite crystals contain spherical cores of a sulphide mineral (Pyrite/Pyrrhotite/Marcasite ??) The Fluorapatite crystals display bright orange fluorescence under UVA light.


01 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Sphalerite, Quartz, Muscovite, Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm
 Description:
Panasqueira combo specimen
 Viewed:  562 Time(s)

01 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg



02 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Sphalerite, Quartz, Muscovite, Siderite
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm
 Description:
FOV 30 mm
 Viewed:  563 Time(s)

02 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg



03 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorapatite, Sphalerite, Quartz, Muscovite, Siderite
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm
 Description:
FOV 30 mm
 Viewed:  562 Time(s)

03 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ.jpg



04 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ 5.jpg
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 7 cm
 Description:
FOV 30 mm
 Viewed:  564 Time(s)

04 - FLUORAPATITE WITH SPHALERITE AND QUARTZ 5.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2021 15:49    Post subject: Re: Silvia's Collection  

Book on Panasqueira

One of the projects my partner and I are keen to do is self-publish a book on the Panasqueira Mine. It will be well documented, professionally illustrated and available to all free-of-charge as a download from our webpage - a living legacy to our children.

The book will cover many topics, including but not limited to past and present mining methods, geology, geography, historical personalities, and of course our Panasqueira mineral collection.

Thanks to family and friends, and the help of Almonty we have some wonderful pictures to show.



VEIN SECTION PANASQUIERA MINES 1.jpg
 Mineral: _
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Description:
Vein section. Maximum width 150 mm containing Quartz, Ferberite, Siderite and Arsenopyrite.
 Viewed:  441 Time(s)

VEIN SECTION PANASQUIERA MINES 1.jpg



VEIN SECTION PANASQUIERA MINES 2.jpg
 Mineral: _
 Locality:
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro, Portugal
 Description:
Vein section 450 mm wide, containing Quartz, Ferberite, Pyrite and Arsenopyrite.
 Viewed:  436 Time(s)

VEIN SECTION PANASQUIERA MINES 2.jpg


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